Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Digital Assault Defense Fund, Inc. (DADF) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”).  It should be noted that this  privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by DADF; it does not apply to any other organizations that we provide links to, or which may link to us.

Personally identifiable information
While in most instances users may be able to browse the Site without having to disclose any personal information, there may be some circumstances in which we collect personally identifiable information from Users. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, when Users respond to a survey, post a comment, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.  The Site may ask for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, phone number and zip code. The Site may also collect your computer’s IP address.  Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personally Identifiable information
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. We also use various analytics tools to collect and process data, including Google Analytics, which has its own privacy policy and opt-out features described at

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places a  “cookie,” or small file, in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. This data does not allow an individual User to be identified but is used instead in aggregate form to collect information about how to enhance the user experience on our Site.  Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but the User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to send an alert when cookies are being sent. If cookies are refused, it should be noted that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information
DADF may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To collect a donation or allow a user to comment: As part of the process of making a donation through our site, we collect your name, email address, credit card information, and billing details.  This information is collected and stored through  Every precaution is taken to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded and secure.  The only parties that will have access to this information will be board members at DADF and Paypal.  For Paypal’s Privacy Policy and a description of how they handle data collected by sites such as ourselves, please see this page.
  2. To send periodic emails: Email addresses provided through the Site’s forms will be used to send updates pertaining to DADF’s work. They may also be used to respond to Users’ inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, he/she will receive emails that may include news, updates, research opportunities, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they may do so by following the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of an email from DADF.


How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, transaction information and data stored on our Site. We do this by securing your information on a secure server that is only accessible to DADF employees. It should be noted that while we employ different methods to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, DADF cannot guarantee that there will be no unauthorized access to personal information, and makes no representations or warranties regarding the sufficiency of our security measures.

Sharing your personal information
We do not publish, share, sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to anyone outside of DADF. We may disclose your personal information as we reasonably believe is required by law or judicial process, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies in cases of crime or other illegal activity. We may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.  Furthermore, we may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or running surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies

Children under 13
Protecting the privacy of the children is especially important, therefore we will never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has entered personal information on our site without your consent, you may alert us at XXXX and we will take the appropriate steps to delete the information.

Changes to this privacy policy
DADF has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Manhattan, New York.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

The Digital Assault Defense Fund
PO BOX 821
Long Beach, NY 11561

This document was last updated on October 11, 2017.